14th Ji.hlava International
Documentary Film Festival

October 26 – 31, 2010

Portuguese director Susana de Sousa Dias took home the Best World Documentary Film award for her film 48. Upon his departure from Jihlava, the competition’s sole juror, renowned Canadian director and video-artist Mike Hoolboom lauded the festival: “The programme of most festivals that I have visited has one or two astounding highlights. But in Jihlava, each of the screenings is a highlight in itself.” Socialism, a controversial opus by Jean-Luc Godard, was shown in reminiscence of the Czech past and Godard’s retrospective held in Jihlava in 2005. The audience voted for the best Czech doc of the decade with Martin Mareček’s Auto*mat emerging victorious from among the competing titles. The Laboratorium project bringing inspiring installations was launched in Jihlava and the Contribution to World Cinema award was given to the doyen of Czech documentary filmmaking, Karel Vachek. Katarína Holubcová, the festival’s executive-director-to-be, made her first steps in Jihlava’s fog.


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